Iron Horse Bicycle Classic announces plans for scaled back 2021 event

The Iron Horse Bicycle Classic is ready to return to Durango and Silverton this spring. The size of the event is still to be determined. Like so many events in 2020, the IHBC was forced to cancel...

DATE: March 1, 2021 | UPDATED: 1 day 18 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Sports

Cyclists keep their distance from Durango to Silverton

The dirt called on a day when the asphalt typically rules the cycling world in Durango and Silverton. With the 49th edition of the Iron Horse Bicycle Classic canceled because of the COVID-19...

DATE: May 23, 2020 | CATEGORY: Sports

Officials warn against rogue Iron Horse cyclists

A road ride from Durango to Silverton on the Saturday of Memorial Day weekend is an annual rite of passage for many cyclists. Not this year. The Iron Horse Bicycle Classic canceled the 49th...

DATE: May 20, 2020 | CATEGORY: Sports

Iron Horse Bicycle Classic cancels 2020 event

Once postponed and now canceled, the 49th edition of the Iron Horse Bicycle Classic will have to wait until 2021. In an email sent to thousands of registered participants at 6 a.m. Thursday, the...

DATE: April 30, 2020 | CATEGORY: Sports

LIVINGSTON: Iron Horse postponement ushers in stark reminder

Even in a time in which people have become numb to announcements of the cancellation or postponements of sporting events because of the new coronavirus pandemic, the Iron Horse Bicycle Classic had...

DATE: April 3, 2020 | CATEGORY: Professional Sports

Iron Horse Bicycle Classic postponed because of coronavirus

Memorial Day weekend in Durango is synonymous with the Iron Horse Bicycle Classic. It’s the symbolic start of summer tourism season, as thousands of cyclists line up in a 47-mile road race from...

DATE: April 2, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Time has come for Durango Athletic Hall of Fame

One hundred forty years. When the town of Durango was formed two miles south of Animas City in 1880 to serve the San Juan mining district, it would have been impossible for those settlers to...

DATE: March 29, 2020 | CATEGORY: Sports

The Durango Herald’s top sports stories of 2019

Cycling again dominated the headlines in 2019 and filled The Durango Herald’s top sports stories of the year. Above all the others, and narrowly edging the feats of fellow pro cyclist Sepp Kuss, it...

DATE: Dec. 27, 2019 | CATEGORY: Sports

Iron Horse Bicycle Classic adds a fat tire crit, more gravel and e-bikes to Silverton

The Iron Horse Bicycle Classic is back to a three-day format in 2020. Registration for the 49th IHBC is only a week away for the general public and will come a day earlier for locals who attend a...

DATE: Nov. 29, 2019 | CATEGORY: Sports

Durango shows up in force for Ed Zink memorial

If you want Ed Zink’s legacy of unwavering community service to continue, live it. That was the message to hundreds of people who attended a memorial service for the Durango native Monday at the...

DATE: Oct. 14, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ed Zink – bicyclist, rancher and Durango native – dies at 71

Ed Zink, a founder of the Iron Horse Bicycle Classic, owner of Mountain Bike Specialists and longtime La Plata County rancher, died Friday from complications of a heart attack. He was 71. Family...

DATE: Oct. 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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